Verizon and Incompas have come together again to propose a new 8 element outline for a framework for Business Data Services (BDS).
Ahead of next month's Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia and the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Verizon Wireless is detailing some of the network upgrades being put in place in order to handle the increased demands on the network.
Usually, industry analysts such as myself wait until December for the annual ritual of "predictions" columns. But there is enough of import happening in the industry that I think it will be of some value to Fierce readers to take stock of where we are as of mid-year, and to think about what the next 6-9 months look like across the mobile landscape.
Wireless operators and vendors looking to deploy LTE-U have expressed frustration in the past about the time it's taking to create a test plan for coexisting with Wi-Fi, and now it looks as though it might get pushed back a little more.
Two years ago, we published our first 5G Architecture predictions, and our first 5G business case analysis. We made the outrageous claim 16 months ago, that 5G will target fixed broadband applications first, not mobile handsets. We hit the bull's eye on that one. We also said that we didn't expect meaningful deployment until the standards were finished in 2020. It looks like that prediction was wrong.
Net neutrality advocates delivered 100,000 letters to the FCC from internet users urging the commission to clamp down on Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Comcast for offering zero-rated data services.
Comcast's second-quarter video and broadband subscriber number estimates got a slight bump from Jefferies analysts, who credited the increase in part to Verizon's now-resolved wireline worker strike with the CWA and IBEW unions.
Verizon has completely moved its Go90 video service onto its Verizon Digital Media Services (VDMS) platform, the company confirmed to FierceCable.
Verizon may be less vocal than AT&T about its SDN and NFV transition, but with plans to have all of its relevant network functions in a virtual environment by the end of 2018, it's clear that this transition is a top priority for the telco.
Verizon said it will acquire the California-based startup Telogis in a move the carrier said will "significantly" expand its connected vehicle business. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.